When Do I Start Grooming?

Grooming your puppy should start right away! Shadow Mountain has introduced baths, nail trimming and even the blow dryer. Your puppy cannot go to the groomer until 16 weeks of age so it is important to continue these lessons at home.

Baths can happen once a week in your kitchen sink. Use the shower head to gently spray down your puppy. Think “shower” vs. submerging in a “bath”. We recommend TropiClean Shampoo and Conditioner.

Use a blow dryer set on “warm” to gently blow dry your puppy. This is a great snuggle activity and can include treats. Most groomers will use force dryers, but this will help your puppy get used to the noise.

Regularly handle your puppies feet, bottom, tail and ears to help them be comfortable with those areas being groomed in the future.

Meet Huckleberry!

Huck is about 9 weeks old in the videos below.

Grooming Weekly Care and Haircuts

All the recommendations for grooming supplies (and a TON of other information) can be found in this document. Click the image to get a downloadable version.